Navigate to GoArmy.com and click on Apply Online to start the online U.S. Army application, as of October 2015. Click on See If You Pre-Qualify to answer seven basic questions that determine if you are eligible to successfully submit an application to join the Army.
The information you provide in the online Army application encompasses almost all the information the Army requires to make a decision about whether you are qualified to join its ranks. After completing the online application, you are contacted by an Army recruiter who sets up a date and time for you to be interviewed.
When submitting the application, you can also perform a specific job search to determine which Army careers best suit you. Before submitting the application, you must establish a My GoArmy online account. This account gives you access to the application, the community discussion board and other online tools. With a valid email address, it only takes a few minutes to establish your My GoArmy account.
After your account is verified, you can either search for potential Army jobs or skip that step and go straight to preparing the application. Information required for the application includes your contact information, background information, educational information, job history and references.